The main opposition party, People’s Democratic party has faults berates President Mohammad Buhari for discounting the development of homegrown remedies only to seek solution from Madagascar even when the nation brims with curative resources against ailments such as COVID-19.
The party through its verified Twitter handle said it has nothing against any genuine effort to secure therapeutics for COVID-19, but believes solutions as developed by Madagascar abound in Nigeria but had remained untapped because of the failure of the President Buhari administration to heed to wise counsel to look inwards for answers.
“Nigerians would recall that PDP had been urging President PMB to acknowledge our indigenous potentials and mobilize homegrown solutions, given our abundant curative flora, globally recognized healing traditions as well as experienced researchers and experts in various institutions across our country, but to no avail.”
“Instead, the Presidency and its inept Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 sat on our national potentials to wait for foreign solutions, while other African leaders are busy looking inwards for remedies.
“It is indeed despicable and shameful that instead of leading other African countries for solutions, as the Giant of Africa, President Buhari’s incompetent, lethargic, indolent and aimless administration is going to Madagascar to purchase remedies that abound in our country.
“Our party therefore calls on the Buhari administration to end its unnecessary political parochialism and mobilize our indigenous researchers for homegrown solution in the interest of our nation.
The party however urges Nigerians to intensify their efforts towards personal health protection as well as observing the health safety directions of social distancing, personal hygiene and other restrictions by health authorities, as all collectively check the spread of COVID-19 in our country.